• DfE claims trial shows baseline IS accurate, and confirms September roll-out

    The government has confirmed its new reception baseline assessment will be rolled out as planned this September, despite a study finding half of teachers thought it had a negative impact on children. The announcement follows what the Department for Education called “successful” trials across the country, and means that key stage 1 SATs, currently taken

    11.20 Feb. 26th, 2020 | News

  • The new baseline assessment is fairer than what we have

    The new reception baseline is a fairer way of assessing primary schools because it means we’ll get credit for the work we do early on, argues Cassie Young The reforms keep on coming. Not since Gove’s day have we seen such a quick pace of change in education. There’s of course the juggernaut that is

    11.00 Feb. 28th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Calls to boycott new baseline assessment trials - which won't even start until 2019

    Schools and parents are being encouraged to boycott trials of a new reception baseline assessment, two years before it is even due to start. Speaking today at a conference in London, Nancy Stewart, vice chair of the Association for Professional Development in Early Years, said that school leaders who do not agree with the introduction

    14.12 Dec. 7th, 2017 | News